spot the triathlon novice.... Injury meant I had to do lots of cross training and could not run. So - numerous swimming, cycling and aquajogging miles later I thought I'd put all this training to good use and do a few triathlons. Now - questions: wet suit. Any advice on what to look out for? How to decide on the correct size. Can you try them out in an endless pool and is that reasonably realistic compared to open water swimming? Also, what has kind of baffled me: tri suits. Obviously worn under the wetsuit and then worn throughout the race. Now - being a girl I do need a sports bra for running. Do these suits come with inbuilt bras, and do these do the trick? Or do you wear a bra under the trisuit and then hope for it to dry on the bike leg...??? May sound a stupid question, but seeing I haven't really been near any trisuits yet with any intent, I just don't know.
Any advice will be welcome - thank you!
You might have been better off posting this under the triathlon section.
Wet suits, you need to try them on and ideally if they let you swim in them even better. They are about as individual as running shoes. Some are longer in the body, some have quite short torsos, some provide more assistance than others. Some very experienced swimmers don't like wetties which provide too much assistance in the legs as it can make you arch your back and your feet stick out of the water etc. Pick a place with an endless pool. The places that have those also have experienced staff to help. ps they are meant to be TIGHT!
Bras under tri suits no problem. Just make sure you tried it in the pool forst so it's not chaffing with arm movements from swimming.
Whoah, hang on a minute ... it is perfectly acceptable to ask about bras on this forum.
Fb - to the naughty step please.
Ladies - do carry on ...
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